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Join us for the 2020 Chicago Polar Plunge presented by Jackson on Sunday, March 1st for the 20th Annviersary! Take the challenge and jump in Lake Michigan for Special Olympics Chicago! All are welcome to join us, whether you go knee deep, waist high, or take the full plunge. 


Be #FREEZINFORAREASON and support the 7,500+ special olympians who compete year-round in the city of Chicago. All funds raised will benefit the Special Olympics Chicago athletes, covering program costs such as transportation, sports equipment, team uniforms and food. Through your participation, people with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to discover new strengths, abilities and success. 


Plunge as an individual alongside other supporters, join a team or create your own fearless team. Recruit friends, family and co-workers to #MAKEASPLASH. Teams with 20 members or more will be awarded for their efforts with a free, round-trip bus. Teams are invited to the post-plunge "Melt Down Party" with music, food, cash bar and more! 


Make the #PolarPromise and register for the Chicago Polar Plunge presented by Jackson today. See you Sunday, March 1, 2020! 


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  • Marty and Lois Graham-McHugh March 2020 $25.00
  • Mary Betancourt March 2020
  • Jill Barbour Happy Birthday! And yikes...like jumping into Superior on a summer day. XO March 2020 $31.50
  • George and Chris Tracy Happy plunge and Happy birthday! Good luck Malcolm February 2020 $52.50
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  • Theresa Hannon Happy 30th Malcolm!! $10 for every year—but now you have to stay in 30 seconds!! Great cause!! Happy to support it and you! I’ll watch for you on TV! Warmly, Terry February 2020 $315.00
  • Loreen and Peter Maxfield Way to go, Malcolm and the Vaughn Frozen Eagles! February 2020 $105.00
  • Kathy Barto February 2020 $105.00
  • Deb Yarovsky Good luck and thanks for supporting Special Olympics! February 2020 $105.00
  • Andy & Tracy Gillespie Proud of you as always Meg and all the Special Olympians. January 2020 $105.00
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